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Apple Powerbook 5300 Hard Drive Replacement

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  1. Apple Powerbook 5300 Hard Drive Replacement, Battery: étape 1, image 1 de 1
    • Position the Powerbook towards you with the monitor closed.

    • Press the battery removal latch located on the right side of the front panel.

    • Gently slide the battery out.

    • The keyboard, front pane, and hard drive are connected to the laptop's logic board via a ribbon cable. Lift up slowly on each component with one hand and disconnect the ribbons from their ports on the logic board.

  2. Apple Powerbook 5300 Hard Drive Replacement, Keyboard: étape 2, image 1 de 1
    • Turn the laptop over and remove the three T8 torx screws from the bottom panel.

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    • Turn the laptop back over and open the monitor.

    • With the monitor facing towards you, gently pull up on the keyboard panel from the bottom.

    • With the keyboard turned over as pictured, carefully remove its ribbon cable from the connection port on the logic board. Use a spudger to lift the white plastic retainer about 1/16" to release the cable.

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    • Gently lift up the laptop's front-most panel and slowly raise the trackpad from the logic board.

    • Disconnect the front panel's ribbon cable from the board by slowly pulling it out of the connection port. Set the panel aside.

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    • Unscrew the Torx #8 screws holding the hard drive case in place on the logic board.

    • Lift up on the hard drive to disconnect its ribbon cable from the logic board, just like in the previous steps.

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    • Unscrew the four Torx #8 screws holding the hard drive to its case.

    • The hard drive can now be removed from its encasement.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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